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Old 11-04-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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We recently just ended a nearly two week long honeymoon with a stop in Jim Thorpe before returning to Pittsburgh.

We enjoyed our stay at Angel of the Morning bed and breakfast, and had great dinning and shopping experiences.

I remember there being a distinct difference between the downtown area and the upper part of the town. People in the downtown area are very friendly and warm and welcoming, while you feel like you are in white trash heaven in the upper part. And what's with the traffic? People are unwilling to let you in to traffic. and try crossing the streets as a bike rider or pedestrian.

We were told there is growing resentment from the locals towards tourists, and if that's true, get over it. We travel a lot, and we see a lot of small town America with blocks of closed up store fronts, something you don't see in Jim Thorpe.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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We recently just ended a nearly two week long honeymoon with a stop in Jim Thorpe before returning to Pittsburgh.

We enjoyed our stay at Angel of the Morning bed and breakfast, and had great dinning and shopping experiences.

I remember there being a distinct difference between the downtown area and the upper part of the town. People in the downtown area are very friendly and warm and welcoming, while you feel like you are in white trash heaven in the upper part. And what's with the traffic? People are unwilling to let you in to traffic. and try crossing the streets as a bike rider or pedestrian.

We were told there is growing resentment from the locals towards tourists, and if that's true, get over it. We travel a lot, and we see a lot of small town America with blocks of closed up store fronts, something you don't see in Jim Thorpe.
We were there a few months ago and we never left the "village". What is "white trash heaven" like, by the way?
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Yeah
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Although we know and love the owner of the b and b we stayed at, we may stay downtown next time.

White trash heaven? Ehh use your imagination
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Welcome to Pennsyltucky.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Lehighton, PA
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I live in Lehighton, which is right next to Jim Thorpe. I love the lower part and the history of it. But even I have to agree with you about the people in the upper part.
People around here don't really like the tourists, so that's why you see that kind of resentment. I don't really mind it, but it makes me mad when I'm driving through the lower part and the streets are crowded and slow moving. I guess that's why people don't like them too.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Yeah
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I live in Lehighton, which is right next to Jim Thorpe. I love the lower part and the history of it. But even I have to agree with you about the people in the upper part.
People around here don't really like the tourists, so that's why you see that kind of resentment. I don't really mind it, but it makes me mad when I'm driving through the lower part and the streets are crowded and slow moving. I guess that's why people don't like them too.
We drove through Lehighton on our way to the PA Turnpike to go home, not impressed with it at all.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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You've had a big influx of New Jersians and New Yorkers which has probably had to do alot with people being less friendly. The best part of Jim Thorpe is the route 209 by the bridge that crosses the Leigh River. North is south and south is north. When I first drove it I thought I somehow got turned around. It curves around and goes kind of west which eventually goes south and you go south to go north.
Have they rebuilt Country Junction yet?
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Yeah
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You've had a big influx of New Jersians and New Yorkers which has probably had to do alot with people being less friendly.
I've read a lot about that influx, but the people we encountered I'm sure aren't part of that group.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I've read a lot about that influx, but the people we encountered I'm sure aren't part of that group.
I say "BRING IT ON!" Those NJ guys have such sexy accents! GRROOWWLLL!!! "Go get me some drinking wooder!!!"
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I highly doubt NJ & NYers would hang around a small PA town...too outnumbered. Although they do tend to go more to the tourist towns,which Jim Thorpe is...hence all the traffic.
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